The MET Costume Institute Gala 2009: Rihanna and Lake Bell in tuxedos


Our cop car is getting crowded. First Madonna, then Leighton Meester, and now here comes Rihanna to join them, in the puffiest tuxedo jacket we ever did see. Looks like Madonna and Leighton will have to budge up close to make room for that bad boy.

Again, we know it’s a costume party, but we think Rihanna would’ve done well to take some tips from Lake Bell, who also wore a tux, but managed to go for a much sleeker look- image under the jump…



  • May 5, 2009


    Actually, you know, if Rhianna’s jacket closed higher up, like a kicky little crop Tux Jacket, the puffy sleeves would have worked better. I think with some adjustment here and there, I’d prefer it to Bell’s, which is too literal for me.

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  • May 5, 2009


    What really bothers me about Rihanna is how stiff her arms look. Like they can’t bend or move.

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  • May 8, 2009


    didn’t expect this from rihanna who i generally like. the sleeves make her look like a very awkward robot, which was perhaps the point

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  • May 10, 2009


    Klaus Nomi called he wants his 80s tuxedo back!

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